Have you been following Michael's daily number postings on Facebook? (He's posted a photo or painting for every day of this year. He's up to 334!)
It all began a few years ago when he did several trompe l'oeil paintings for his series SIGNS OF THE TIMES. He loves to paint texture and went all out – you expect the surface to be rough, but the painting is almost totally smooth to the touch. An unusual and fun Whelan original.